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Daily Current Affairs 9th January 2018 For All Government Examinations

Daily Current Affairs 9th January 2018 For All Government Examinations
Daily Current Affairs 9th January 2018 For All Government Examinations

Daily Current Affairs 9th January 2018 For All Government Examinations

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Prime Minister of Norway meets on the President Kovind

The Prime Minister of Norway, Ms Erna Solberg called on the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. (January 8, 2019).

 The President said that India and Norway share warm and friendly relations.

The President said that India-Norway bilateral trade has been growing but there is potential for expansion. Energy, IT, health and technology sectors present opportunities. Norwegian capability in shipping, port management, fishing, defence and energy is globally known.......Read More

RBI set up 5-member panel under Nandan Nilekani to boost digital payments

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted a 5-member high-level committee under Aadhaar architect Nandan Nilekani to suggest measures to strengthen the safety and security of digital payments in the country.

The five-member committee would be headed by Nandan Nilekani, chairman of Infosys Technologies and former chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India.

  • The other panel members are H R Khan, former deputy governor at RBI.
  • Kishore Sansi, former managing director at Vijaya Bank.

  • Aruna Sharma, former secretary, ministry of information technology.
  • Sanjay Jain, chief innovation officer, Center for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, IIM Ahmedabad.

 The panel is to give its report within 90 days from the date of its first meeting......Read More

India born Gita Gopinath joins IMF as its first female chief Economist

MysoreIndia-born Gita Gopinath joined International Monetary Fund (IMF) as its 11th chief economist, thus becoming the first woman to occupy the top IMF post.

Gopinath, 47, succeeds Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld as economic counsellor and director of the IMF's research department. Obstfeld retired December 31.

She is the John Zwaanstra professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.

 Gita is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership, and extensive international experience,” IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said.......Read More

Jana Small Finance Bank Launches Current Account with Unique Auto-Sweep Facility

Jana Small Finance Bank has launched a new Current Account with Auto-Sweep facility that will enable bank’s existing and potential new customers to auto sweep-in and sweep-out the idle funds in the current account to Sweep Fixed Deposit and earn high interest.

For a tenor of 365 days on sweep deposit, the customers will be able to earn interest of 8.5 percent.

Jana Small Finance Bank is offering an interest rate of 9% on Regular Fixed Deposit and 9.6% on senior citizen Fixed Deposit. Besides, the bank is offering 9.25% interest rate on Fixed Deposit with no premature withdrawal.........Read More

Maharashtra to host Khelo India Youth Games 2019

Maharashtra is all set to host the second edition of Khelo India Youth Games which will officially begin in Pune.

The event will conclude on 20th January 2019. Khelo India Youth Games 2018 was held at Delhi.

Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister of State for Youth affairs and sports Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will attend a virtual touch ceremony at Shree Shiv Chatrapati Sports Complex.

More than 6000 Under–17 and Under-21 athletes from all over the India are participating in the games.......Read More

IPS Kumar Rajesh Chandra appointed as new Director-General of SSB

Kumar Rajesh Chandra, an IPS officer of the 1985 batch was appointed as the new Director General of the (DG) Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

 IPS Kumar Rajesh Chandra Chandra will succeed S.S. Deswal.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Kumar Rajesh Chandra, IPS (BH:85), presently working as DG, BCAS to the post of DG, SSB from the date of joining of the post and upto 31.12.2021 i.e. date of his retirement on superannuation or until further orders, whichever is earlier..........Read More

Vikram Misri takes charge as India’s new envoy to China

India's new envoy to China Vikram Misri, who assumed office. He is a 1989-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer.

Vikram Misri replaced Gautam Bambawale who retired in November 2018.

He meets to Hong Lei, Deputy Director General of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing.

Vikram Misri, 54, was serving as Indian envoy in Myanmar before China assignment.

He also served in various Indian Missions in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America......Read More

Indian Army, PNB signs MoU on Defence Salary Package

The Indian Army and Punjab National Bank (PNB) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Defence Salary Package.

The signing ceremony was chaired by the Adjutant General, Lt Gen Ashwani Kumar and was attended by top dignitaries of PNB headed by Mr Naveen Kumar.

Salient features of the improved and updated MoU are free ‘RAKSHAK PLUS’ Scheme for serving pers and veterans, overdraft facility range from Rs 0.75 to 3.0 lakhs, multi city ‘At Par’ cheques, instant credit of outstation cheques, preferential allotment of lockers at concessional AMC and free SMS alerts........Read More

Stephen Harper, Former Prime Minister of Canada, calls on the Prime Minister

Former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, who is on a visit to India to attend the Raisina Dialogue, met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

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